Various donors contributed nearly P3.2 million to the UP Engineering and Research Development Foundation, Inc. (UPERDFI) in
honor of DMCI Holdings founder David M. Consunji.UPERDFI supports deserving UP Engineering professors and students through professorial chairs, research grants, scholarships and facilities improvements, among others.
DMCI Power provided 985 public elementary school students with backpacks containing notebooks and pencils, to encourage enrolment and foster student retention in its host communities.
The communities include Brgy. Tugbo in Mobo, Masbate; Brgy. Sta. Isabel and Brgy. Tawiran in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Brgy. Irawan in Puerto Princesa, Palawan; and Brgy. Iraan in Aborlan, Palawan.
DMCI Homes established a fund that will augment the salary of top instructors at the Institute of Civil Engineering of the University of the Philippines in Diliman.
Implemented in partnership with UPERDFI, the Kaakbay sa Edukasyon: Faculty Retention and Development Program supports academic research and innovation through teaching and research grants, as well as professorial chair awards.
During the year, 17 teaching and research grants and three professorial chairs were awarded to deserving faculty members. The program will run until year 2020.
Sem-Calaca Power Corporation (SCPC) donated various equipment to foster learning in its host community. Nine desktop computers were turned over to the Alternative Learning System (ALS) program of Brgy. Dacanlao while another five desktop computers were issued to Dacanlao G. Agoncillo National High School.
The company also provided Jose Zabarte Elementary School with one LED projector to aid the teaching staff in the said school.
SCPC sponsored the Mobile Science Exhibit stationed at Dacanlao G. Agoncillo National High School to promote Science
and Technology among the youth. The progam was implemented in partnership with the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology (PFST). Nearly 5,000 students and teachers from the municipalities of Calaca, Balayan and Lemery benefited from the program.
SCPC and PFST held a seminarworkshop entitled “Teaching Science through Interactive Approach” for 23 elementary Science teachers and 28 high school Science teachers from the municipalities of Calaca, Balayan, Lemery and Taal.
The seminar-workshop provided public school teachers with teaching techniques for stimulating and developing the imagination and interest of students.
In partnership with the TESDA Regional Training Center in Batangas, SCPC sponsored the technical-vocational skills training of 127 host community residents to boost their employability.
The training courses included Mechatronics Servicing, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Scaffold Erection and Machining NC I.
Zambales Diversified Metals Corporation provided financial assistance to 123 high school students and 38 college scholars from its host and impact communities.
These communities include Sitio Acoje and Brgys. Bayto, Bolitoc, Lauis, Lucapon South, Malabon, Malimanga, Pamibian, Pinagrealan, Sinabacan, Taposo, Uacon and Yamot.
Berong Nickel Corporation maintains a scholarship program for the marginalized members of its host communities. The program covers tuition, miscellaneous fees and monthly allowances for 111 scholars from Brgys. Berong and Aramaywan in Quezon, Palawan for School Year 2017-2018.
The company also supports the ALS program by providing honorariums to the six facilitators and instructional manager who teach basic literacy to the 252 out-of-school youths and adult learners in the two communities.